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    • Underpowered? 2018 Ford GT Dynojet testing shows 581 rear wheel horsepower

      The new Ford GT sports one of the best designs of all time and it is a Le Mans winner but the street car despite offering incredible handling is a bit of a letdown. Say what you want, the 3.5 liter V6 twin turbo Ecoboost just is not standing up to its competition which also is cheaper.


      It certainly isn't weak but 581 rear wheel horsepower on a Dynojet in STD correction just is not up to par:


      Especially against the McLaren 720S and its 698 rwhp let alone the Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS and its 3.8 liter flat-6 beast at ~680 rwhp.

      The turbos quickly run out of breath as well. The torque curve falls off a cliff at 6000 rpm. That is not a power curve befitting a car of this nature.

      Ford is 100 rear wheel horsepower short.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Underpowered? 2018 Ford GT Dynojet testing shows 581 rear wheel horsepower started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Such an overpriced let down, such a beautiful machine though.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        i remember being flamed for complaing about this engine when it was announced, this car carries an american racing heritage, it should have been a monster V8 with power to match the price. I don't want eco anything in a car of this magnitude especially my engine!
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        I wonder if Ford was completely honest when they said that a v8 couldn't fit? 400k for a motor you get in an F150?! Gtfoh...
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        I wonder if Ford was completely honest when they said that a v8 couldn't fit? 400k for a motor you get in an F150?! Gtfoh...
        this was def a budget decision
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        They should have put the new gt500 engine in there
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        I wonder if Ford was completely honest when they said that a v8 couldn't fit? 400k for a motor you get in an F150?! Gtfoh...
        The Ford GT technically originally used a block out of a truck with 4 valve Mustang heads.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        They should have put the new gt500 engine in there
        No, twin turbo Voodoo. That is the only correct answer.